KI Events & The Kollective present KARMA featuring KASKADE. Le Castle Vania & DJK open.
Karma is a SAMA award-winning (South African equivalent of the Grammy) singer-songwriter and the former lead singer of South Africa’s platinum selling band Henry Ate. She moved to the United States in 2003, bringing with her an undeniable talent, addictive songs and an uncanny ability to captivate every listener with mesmerizing performances.
Karma’s sound is reminiscent of Suzanne Vega and Natalie Merchant infused with the pop friendliness of The Cranberries, while her writing channels the likes of Dylan, Griffin and Mitchell offering an infusion of social satire, quick wit, heartfelt melancholy and in-your-face honesty – attributes which have earned her the title of 1 Wordsmith in her native South Africa and landed her a publishing deal with Urband & Lazar Music Publishing here in the US.
Karma has toured extensively over the past five years performing alongside The Gin Blossoms, Fiction Plane, G Love and Special Sauce and Iron & Wine to name a few. In 2008 Karma has performed over 160 shows, including: Karma’s landmark performance in The London Eye (Feb), her sold out Henry Ate Kick in the Shin Tour (Apr-May), her celebrated performance at London Pride to 45,000 people (Jul), two national US tours (Feb-Mar & Jun-Aug), headlining the Women’s Red Rock Festival (Aug) and her highly acclaimed performance at the star studded Phelophepa 7th Gala Dinner at the New York Times Center (Nov).
With two solo albums under her belt, “Don’t Walk Fly” engineered by Grammy Award-winner Scott Canto (Shakira, Jon Secada, Nine Inch Nails, Ricky Martin) and “papercuts” co-produced by Grammy Award-winner John D Thomas (Lauryn Hill, P.Diddy, Prince, Missy Elliot, Jamie Foxx) plus the hit single “I Feel Like I’m Dying” with Lil’ Wayne for which Karma’s song “Once” was sampled and is at the center of what has been called a landmark case in a copyright law in the US, Karma is well on her way to showing the rest of the world what South Africa already knows: Here is an amazingly prolific young songwriter who is teetering on the brink of worldwide recognition.
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